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Five Gates To Hell Poster

A curious poster design for this rather odd film. Set in Vietnam during WWII, the film features a group of nurses etc who become guerilla fighters. The poster depiction has hints of the "bad girl" movie genre but the film is best described as a B-movie war drama, with women as the main protagonists. James Clavell (of "The Great Escape" fame), scripted & directed the film.


The poster illustration is by Jock Hinchcliffe. As Sim Branaghan states in "British Film Posters" (2006), Hinchcliffe had a distinctive style, often depicting man & beast in some anatomical detail. The effect here is to show the women in quite a masculine form. This was certainly befitting of the film though would have been somewhat startling in the 1950's context, demure, meek & mild being more the female norm.


The poster has pin-holes to corners, edge nicks & some creasing lower left.

Price: £60.00

Film Category: War / Drama
Director: James Clavell
Actor / Actresses: Dolores Michaels, Patricia Owens, Neville Brand
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: Hinchcliffe
Condition: Good
Year: 1959
Reference: 58889

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